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Butrint

Never a ‘non-place’

Richard Hodges    American University of Rome, Italia    

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abstract

This short essay takes its direction from Marc Auge’s definitions of places and non-places. It reviews the settlement shifts at Butrint, ancient Buthrotum, between late antiquity and the 12th century. Butrint had been a place since the late Republic, if not earlier; a centre associated with mythic origins and healing. Located in at least three different places, Butrint after antiquity took three different physical forms, but appears to have sustained its association with a mythic past. Remaining not only a trading centre of varying importance, did the memory of its antiquity safeguard its continuity albeit in very different locations and settlement forms?


Published
July 12, 2017
Accepted
Sept. 17, 2016
Submitted
Aug. 25, 2016
Language
IT
ISBN (PRINT)
978-88-6969-114-0
ISBN (EBOOK)
978-88-6969-115-7